what-is-it
noun see whatsit

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  • What of it — What What, pron., a., & adv. [AS. hw[ae]t, neuter of hw[=a] who; akin to OS. hwat what, OFries. hwet, D. & LG. wat, G. was, OHG. waz, hwaz, Icel. hvat, Sw. & Dan. hvad, Goth. hwa. [root]182. See {Who}.] [1913 Webster] 1. As an interrogative… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • what of it — or[what about it] {interj.}, {informal} What is wrong with it; what do you care. * /Martha said That boy is wearing a green coat. Jan answered, What of it? / * / John missed the bus. What of it? / Syn.: SO WHAT …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • what of it — or[what about it] {interj.}, {informal} What is wrong with it; what do you care. * /Martha said That boy is wearing a green coat. Jan answered, What of it? / * / John missed the bus. What of it? / Syn.: SO WHAT …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • What Is Art? — ( ru. Что такое искусство? [ Chto takoye iskusstvo? ] ; 1897) is a book by Leo Tolstoy in which he argues against numerous aesthetic theories which define art in terms of the good, truth, and especially beauty. In Tolstoy s opinion, art at the… …   Wikipedia

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  • What Is Man? — published by Samuel Clemens as Mark Twain in 1906, is a dialogue between a young man and an older man jaded to the world. It involves ideas of destiny and free will, as well as of psychological egoism. The Old Man asserted that the human being i …   Wikipedia

  • What Time Is It? (album) — Infobox Album | Name = What Time Is It? Type = Album Artist = The Time Released = August 25, 1982 Recorded = December 1981 – July 1982 Genre = Funk, R B, Pop Length = 38:46 Label = Warner Bros. Producer = Morris Day, The Starr ★ Company Reviews …   Wikipedia

  • What Is Life? — Infobox Book name = What is Life? Mind and Matter title orig = image caption = author = Erwin Schrödinger illustrator = cover artist = country = language = English series = subject = genre = Popular science publisher = Cambridge University Press… …   Wikipedia

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